Global Citizenship

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White & Case Named 2022 “Pro Bono Firm of the Year”
In the Media
Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout-Outs
Pro Bono press release
Press Release
White & Case Secures $10.5 Million for Pro Bono Client Shawn Williams in Wrongful Conviction Case
Two walruses seen in profile sitting with their backs against each other on ice floating off the coast of Norway.
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The role of law in protecting the environment

Our research on 193 countries informs the UNEP 2022 Environmental Rule of Law Report

View from the base of the forest floor of foliage, large intertwining tree trunks and a glimpse of sky in the Amazon forest in the Madidi National Park, Bolivia.
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Carbon credits at scale

Structuring sustainable forestry projects to reduce emissions and drive investment

A close up of hands planting a tiny seedling in soil and straw as part of the Trillion Tree Campaign in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.
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Growth for the planet

We help Plant-for-the-Planet’s governance keep up with its growth

A close-up of hands holding a mobile phone with the screen displaying the image of a fingerprint as the person uploads their biometric data in the form of their fingerprint.
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Balancing security and human rights

Informing a response to the EU by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism 

Family portraits hung on a wall in a Jamaican home in London in pastel frames with distinctive flower designs like those profiled by photographer Jim Grover in his 2018 exhibit "Windrush: Portrait of a Generation."
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Immigration navigation

Pursuing justice for immigrants in the UK

Afghan refugee children attend a class at a makeshift school set up in a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
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The rights of children

Boosting the foundations of children’s rights

Close-up of the hands and arms of two young elementary school students who are lying together on the floor and reading a book that is on the floor in front of them.
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Funding matters

A landmark US$4.2 billion settlement on education funding in New York State

Voting rights activists during a rally at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC hold up large individual orange letters emblazoned with light bulbs that spell out the words Freedom to Vote.
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Voting rights vs. realities

Breaking down barriers for American voters

The white, arched paneled ceiling of the Hall of Heroes at the headquarters of the Organization of American States lined with the flags of the Member States.
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A 15-year journey for justice

Victory at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for victims’ families and detained children

A journalist holding a TV camera on his right shoulder faces a police officer seen from behind while a protest is going on in the back.  The journalist is reminding the officer that the press are considered "essential workers" in regard to curfews related to protests.
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Protected protest

Legal analysis to protect the rights of media, protesters and law enforcement in the US, Africa and Latin America

Colorfully striped hot-air balloons float over snow-covered rock formations called fairy chimneys in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.
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Office highlights

Pro bono matters from each of our offices 

Graphic design for the 2021 Jessup Competition
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Creating competition

Bringing the Jessup alive online in 2021

Award
White & Case Named “Pro Bono Firm of the Year” for Pro Bono Commitment in 2021
Press Release
Jessup Returns to Qualifying Format with a Number of Record-Breaking National Rounds
Award
White & Case Lauded for Mexico Disputes Leadership
Bhutan Law School
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Collaborating on Intellectual Property Training in Bhutan

We organized an intellectual property workshop with fintech leader Square, as part of our ongoing legal capacity building efforts in Bhutan

Press Release
The University of Sydney Wins Jessup World Championship

White & Case Establishes a Distinguished Jessup Alumni Award

Dominic Jermey
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Dominic Jermey, CVO, OBE

Director General of ZSL (Zoological Society of London) on why a holistic approach to the environment, animal health and human health is critical 

Nakiya Wakes and her son Jaylon.
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Nakiya Wakes

Nakiya Wakes of Flint, Michigan shares her fight to overcome the effects of lead poisoning for her son and the community

Protesters light up their cell phones on September 24, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri, at a demonstration after a grand jury's decision related to charges in the death of Breonna Taylor.
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Justice under strain

Five partners discuss what global law firms can do to address the racial injustice crisis

A forensic scientist who is a prosecutor with the Orange County District Attorney's office analyzes DNA dilutions as part of a collaboration with Project Innocence to review the cases of 20 inmates who may have been wrongly convicted.
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Pro bono is personal 

Partners describe their personal pro bono work on racial injustice

Siberian student scales birch tree for internet access as classes move online
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Remote learning

Our legal education and pipeline programs continued in virtual settings around the world

A photo of prisoners at the maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola at work in the prison farm.
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Trust in justice

Our Antitrust lawyers band together to fight racial injustice

Central African Red Cross Society volunteers construct an isolation unit for people who have suspected cases of COVID--19.
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Emergency exemptions

We analyze emergency decrees to help the IFRC boost pandemic response

A photo of a Red Cross volunteer resting on a bottom bunk in a dormitory during Easter Sunday at the organization's headquarters in Turin, Italy.
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A duty to care

Helping the IFRC care for volunteers stricken by COVID-19

A photo of the US-Mexico border fencing at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, running down a hill to the Pacific Ocean. The fence is made of rusted, patchy metal and covered with graffiti.
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Rules of entry

Minimizing intersecting crises for immigrants

A photo of a professor of voice at a Paris music conservatory teaching an online class in front of a keyboard and laptop.
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Action Against Corona

Social investment for COVID-19 solutions 

A photo of an inmate reading a book on a bed in the infirmary of a women's prison in California.
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Gender matters

Helping women prisoners get the support they need during COVID-19

A migrant woman carries her belongings through a smoky, burnt landscape after a fire at the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos, Greece.
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Chains of evidence

We analyze chain-of-custody evidentiary rules and standards before international criminal tribunals

A photo of a door engraved with the words of the French Republican motto: Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.
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Breaking free

Our Paris office helps fight child prostitution

A photograph of the reflection of a female mannequin in a shop window wearing a pink dress and a white face mask as people walk past on the sidewalk in Barcelona, Spain, March 2020.
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Q&A with members of our Responsible Business Working Group
A photo of Ella Havelka dancing on a dramatically lit stage in an orange and white spotted flowing gown in the Frances Rings-choreographed work 'Terrain'.
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From good intentions to positive action

We commit to our first Australian Reconciliation Action Plan

A photo of the pattern of a heart created by lights on the side of a tall hotel at night in San Diego, California in 2020 to show support for healthcare workers.
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Good offices

Pro bono matters from each of our offices

A photo of two people exercising with weights behind clear plastic sheets in individual workout pods to observe social distancing in Redondo Beach, California in June 2020.
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2020 Pro Bono awards

Our work was recognized for impact and innovation

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White & Case Advises on Landmark Success Before The Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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White & Case Advises Conservation International on Partnership with MSIG Asia to Support Biodiversity
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Serving those who served

Volunteer lawyers champion disabled veterans to secure vital VA benefits